Coaching Requirements

Coaching Requirements

Thank you for your interest in coaching at Capital Christian School. We understand the lifelong impact a coach can make on a student. With this great responsibility, we require all our coaches to fulfill the following forms and courses.

Download Coaches Packet here, which includes:

  • Updated Resume Form
  • Personal/Emergency Contact Information Form
  • CIF Code of Ethics Form
  • Updated Courses and Certifications listed below
  • Biography Information Form

The following courses are required for all coaches at Capital Christian High School (Paid and Volunteer). Some of these course cost money. The school will NOT reimburse coaches for these costs.

  1. FUNDAMENTALS OF COACHING (must only take once at any school)
    This NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching course provides a unique student-centered curriculum for interscholastic teacher/coaches, assisting them in creating a healthy and age-appropriate athletic experience that supports the educational mission of our nation's schools. Please check with your state association to see if this course complies with your state requirements.
  2. FIRST AID, HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR COACHES (must always be certified)
    This First Aid, Health and Safety For Coaches course, brought to you by the National Federation of State High School Associations and the American Red Cross, is designed to provide an overview of first aid and the best practices for many first aid situations. The skills taught in this course do not replace professional medical help but offer guidelines and techniques for temporary assistance until advanced medical help arrives.
  3. CPR/AED COURSE (must be certified in both areas)
    CPR, or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, is a series of techniques that are designed to restore a heartbeat to those who have drowned, experienced a stroke or cardiac arrest, or had a heart attack. Since these life-or-death situations require fast action, having an in-depth understanding of the techniques is essential. Automated External Defibrillator training (AED) is the other component of the comprehensive online course offered through National CPR Foundation. AED training will show those taking the course how to effectively use one of the most important pieces of medical equipment available today.
  4. SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST (must be taken every time CPR and First Aid are updated)
    Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States for student athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem associated with the heart, Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens when the heart unexpectedly stops beating and pumping blood. With content developed by Simon’s Fund, this course will help you learn and recognize the warning signs and symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Also included are tips for what to do in the critical moments after an individual suddenly collapses in order to save their life.
  5. CONCUSSION IN SPORTS (must be taken every time CPR and First Aid are updated)
    The NFHS has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports. This course highlights the impact of sports-related concussion on athletes, teaches how to recognize a suspected concussion, and provides protocols to manage a suspected concussion with steps to help players return to play safely after a concussion. Each state's requirements for concussion management are included as part of the course.
  6. HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION (must be taken every time CPR and First Aid are updated)

    Exertional Heat Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in high school athletics. To help you minimize the risk of heat illness at your school, this course has designed to provide the fundamentals of a strong heat acclimatization plan and guidelines for limiting activities to account for changing environmental conditions and other contributing risk factors. It highlights the importance of an appropriate hydration plan and establishing an Emergency Action Plan in case of a suspected exertional heat stroke.o Click on link to take required Heat Illness Course: - FREE

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